The first section of the book looks at “Growth and Climate Change,” from “Improving Climate
Projections to Better Inform Climate Risk Management” by Klaus Keller and Robert Nicholas to
“Economics of Environmental Regime Shifts” by Florian Wagener. Section 2, “Mitigation Policy
Modeling,” examines, among other topics, “Climate Change and Inter-Generational Wellbeing,” by
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Sections 3 and 4, “Technology and Energy Policies” and “Economic Effects of Mitigation and
Adaptation,” deal with topics that range from “Climate-Friendly Technological Change for Developing
Countries” by David Popp to “Macroeconomic Effects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Policies with a Focus on Germany” by Christian Lutz and Ulrike Lehr. The final two sections,
“International Perspectives” and “Directions in Mitigation Policy Design,” explore such topics as “The
Stabilization of Earth’s Climate in the 21st Century by the Stabilization of Per Capita Consumption” by
Askar Akaev and “The Need for Sustainable Development and a Carbon Market: Avoiding Extinction”
by Graciela Chichilnisky.
The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming brings together world-class authors,
breadth and depth of coverage to the subject of climate change that is reshaping the global economy and
communities everywhere in a host of ways.
"Governments can and must regulate cooperatively. Private industry can and must address the causal
factors, and the solutions to mitigate, global warming. In this seminal work, Bernard and Semmler give
us an insightful and comprehensive framework to find the social, scientific, and economic initiatives
critical to solving humankind's greatest challenge," said Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Executive Chairman,